NCERT recommends including Ramayana, Mahabharata in school curriculum under India's 'classical period'
History curriculum: A high-level National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) panel has recommended that epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata should be taught in schools as part of the history curriculum under India's 'classical period'.
The panel has also recommended that the Preamble of the Constitution be written on the walls of all classrooms in vernacular languages.
The Social Science Committee of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) set up to revise the social sciences curriculum for schools, has made several proposals including the introduction of the Indian knowledge system, the Vedas and Ayurveda in textbooks.
The suggestions have been part of the final position paper on social sciences, which is a key perspective document that helps in the development of new NCERT textbooks on the subject. The proposal has yet to get a final nod from NCERT.
The panel has also proposed that textbooks should give space to all dynasties that ruled India instead of just one or two.
NCERT emphasised on the Indian heroes and their struggles and victories and further added that student can get confidence about history.
"We have also suggested that the Preamble should be written on the walls of all classrooms in vernacular languages," NCERT added.
The panel has also proposed that the name Bharat should replace the word India in textbooks.
- With inputs from agencies